UPWARD PLANS FOR 2022 STILL PENDING...

It is our desire to offer something this upcoming winter (Jan - Mar 2022).  Due to COVID-19 protocols and mandates, we will not be able to do a normal Upward Season. It is our goal to offer shortened "clinics" where students can receive some training sessions and multiple games. We are in the planning stages and will update this site if we are able to do the clinics.


It is our desire to keep everyone safe and healthy, as well as provide an opportunity for kids to have fun together and learn about God's love for them. We hope by next winter, 2023, we will be able to return to a full season. If new to our program, details on what a season would include are below.

UPWARD BASKETBALL

Information below is for our regular Upward season.

Goal is to return with a full season 2023.


At Greece Assembly we offer divisions for:  

Kindergarten - Coed (must be attending Kindergarten in September, 2021)

1st through 6th Grade - Boys and Girls (divisions split by grade/gender)  

7th-12th Grade - Girls (drills & games on Sunday afternoons)

7th-12th Grade - Boys (Modified and Varsity divisions)


INTRO TO UPWARD:  Upward is a national sports program that partners with churches to provide a quality sports league for kids, while teaching kids about faith and true sportsmanship.  Players sign up as individuals and are placed on teams.  Every effort is made for equal competition between teams.  To increase team success, younger players shoot on lowered hoops with smaller basketballs.  To reduce unneeded pressure, no league standings are kept Kindergarten through 6th Grade.


REGISTRATION:  The league is $85 per student (family discounts are available). This includes a reversible jersey, Upward t-shirt, season ending prize, and more!  There are optional uniform shorts available for $15.  Payment is required upon registration to confirm your spot. 


EVALUATION NIGHTS:  These nights allow us to confirm registration, uniform size, and complete a basketball skills assessment. Attendance is required for registration to be complete. This is not a tryout.  If on the waiting list, you do not need to attend an evaluation unless a spot becomes available for your child. 


PRACTICES: Upward practices are on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights. Each team has one practice per week, one hour in length. Your practice night and time will be assigned once teams are finalized (December). When you register you are allowed to take one of those three nights out of the equation, but you are required to keep two options available. Due to league size, we cannot take any special requests for a specific night.


GAMES:  Games are held on Friday evenings and all day Saturday.  Each team has one game per weekend. Your game schedule will be handed out at your first practice. Game times are not finalized, but in general:  Kindergarten plays Friday nights at 5:30 PM; 1st/2nd Girls play Saturday mornings; 1st/2nd Boys play Friday evenings and Saturday mornings; 3rd/4th girls play around noon on Saturdays; 3rd/4th boys play Friday nights and Saturday early afternoons; 5th/6th girls play Saturdays late afternoon; 5th/6th boys play Friday nights and Saturday late afternoons; 7th and up play Saturday late afternoon/evenings.


FOR MORE DETAILS CALL: 585.225.3880  

OR EMAIL: GREECEASSEMBLYUPWARD@GMAIL.COM